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Columbus ship replicas docking in LR on Wednesday

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click to enlarge The Nina (right) and the Pinta. - WWW.THENINA.COM
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  • The Nina (right) and the Pinta.
Accurate replicas of the Nina and Pinta, two of the three ships Christoper Columbus sailed over the ocean blue back in 1492, will be docking in Little Rock's Julius Breckling Riverfront Park on Wednesday afternoon. They'll be open for tours from Thursday, Oct. 9, until their departure on Tuesday, Oct. 21. 

While in Little Rock, the ships will be open for tours every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations are necessary. Admission to tour both ships is $8 for adults, $6 for children 5 to 16 and $7
for seniors. Children under 4 get in free. Teachers and organizations can also schedule a 30-minute guided tour, for $5 each, with a 15 person minimum, by calling (787)672-2152. 

According to a press release, the 65-foot replica of the Nina that will be on display was built using period-accurate techniques, without the use of power tools. The 85-foot Pinta replica, meanwhile, was recently completed in Brazil, and is a larger version of the Portuguese caravel, a small, maneuverable sailing ship first developed in about 1450. You can learn more about the ships and their tour here. 



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